As posted on The Blaze.com.
While I agree with Mr. Gingrich in part, I believe that this focus is misplaced. There will always be an outlet for leaked information. Whether online or in The Enquirer, leaks will be published and I don’t believe that particular act should be criminalised. However, consequenses for the source should be swift, public, and final. We have grown to soft in our modern society. This weakness in action to defend ourselves has removed the seriousness that these situations require. It should strike fear to the heart of any individual who entertains the thought of betraying the society in which they live. Treason is more serious than murder . It was treated very delicately by our founders and restricted to very specific acts. Treason is no trivial matter as the consequences are not just an inconvenience, or a way to strike back at government, but an often deadly blow to society itself. Treason often begets unwarranted death of innocent individuals, cause or intensify war, and possibly even destroy a society entirely. Because of this, it is in society’s best interest to condemn, prosecute, and sentence traitors with the most severe penalties. It is not a common problem, or a comfortable solution, but it is necessary to prevent others from doing the same.
- Independent Thinker